Meteor #2? Massive Flash Stuns Russian residents

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event. Dark evening skies in the town of Rezh in Sverdlovsk region near Russia’s…

Is that a Traffic Light on Mars?

  Thursday, 25 September 2014 With the now increased traffic in the Red Planet’s region – since India’s satellite reached Mars’s orbit Wednesday – a traffic light might just be what’s been missing. And it didn’t take long for one to be discovered. NASA’s Mars rover, the Curiosity, which has been exploring the planet for…

US judge rules Baidu has First Amendment right to block content / Political Censorship is now an editorial freedom

EEV: Political Censorship is now an editorial freedom PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 March, 2014, 11:58pm Reuters in New York The First Amendment protects Baidu’s right to advocate for systems of government other than democracy (in China or elsewhere) just as surely as it protects plaintiffs’ rights to advocate for democracy, US District Judge Jesse Furman…

Turkey blocks Youtube

Thursday, 27 March 2014 Access to video-sharing site YouTube has been cut off in Turkey, following a new leak of a government meeting compromising Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Other social media outlets have already been blocked ahead of a tumultuous election.

Turkey may ban Facebook and YouTube

 EEV: We have conflicting reports at one point he said he was, than he says no (according to the Irish Times, link below) –  Turkey’s Prime Minister Suthep Tayyip Erdogan says these organizations encourage every kind of immorality and espionage for their own ends March 07, 14:56 EPA/LUONG THAI LINH ANKARA, March 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Turkish…

Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan allegedly spoke with his son about plans to hide 1.1 billion U.S. dollars worth of cash amid a massive anti-graft probe ( Engineers Confirm Authenticity Of Voice Recording Between PM, Son )

Highlights: EEV- This is just preliminary and not yet fully confirmed – , Attila Özdemiroglu, a musician and recording engineer who was once the president of the Musical Work Owners’ Society of Turkey (MESAM), tweeted that this recoding has not been spliced together – Another recording engineer, Erdem Helvacioglu, also released a statement on the…

US official apologises to EU counterparts for undiplomatic language

EEV: Report contains profanity: Low impact story Victoria Nuland reportedly said ‘F**k the EU’ speaking of Ukraine crisis, though department didn’t confirm it was her voice on tape Ed Pilkington in New York theguardian.com,     Thursday 6 February 2014 18.18 EST Victoria Nuland, right, meeting the Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, in Kiev. Photograph: Markiv Mykhailo/Itar-Tass Photo/Corbis…